Sidsel Meineche Hansen – ONE-self
25 April – 28 June 2015
Opening: Friday, 24 April 2015, 7 p.m.
Welcoming speech: Nicole Nowak, executive director
Introduction: Fanny Gonella, artistic director
A double solo exhibition in cooperation with Temporary Gallery, Köln.
The installation in Künstlerhaus Bremen features EVA v3.0: No right way 2 cum (Oculus Rift) a new real-time animation to be viewed on the virtual reality headset Oculus Rift. The show focuses on the commodification of 3D model EVA v 3.0 in the 3D pornographic industry though the triangulation of three corporate identities. The logo 'NIK design' represent the freelance animator and 3D designer Nikola Dechev, who created the model EVA v3.0.
Secondly, Full Moon Productions, a media company in the hunting industry and most likely the sister compagny of 'X moon productions' is developing one of the first interactive adult 3D games called 'XStoryplayer', in which the 3D model EVA v3.0 is a central character. The context for the exhibition is the expansion of the pornographic into virtual reality and Facebook's investment in Oculus Rift as a consumer devise. Borrowing from the genre of body-horror, the show tires to explore the social, economic and political dimension of gaming culture and the visceral space of Oculus Rift as a potential space for trans-feminist sex-activism.
The project is a continuation of an ongoing body of work by Sidsel Meineche Hansen that manifests as seminars and exhibitions. Over the past year the project has comprised of the artist's solo presentation INSIDER at Cubitt Gallery, London; Methylene Blue diluted by Female Ejaculation, commissioned for Schizo-Culture: Cracks In The Street at SPACE Gallery, London; J'ai froid, castillo/corrales, Paris and HIS Head, commissioned for Late Barbarians, Gasworks Gallery, London.
Text by Sidsel Meineche Hansen.
21 May, Bremen & 22 May 2015, Köln, at 7 p.m. Guided tour of the exhibition with Regina Barunke (Temporary Gallery) and Fanny Gonella (Künstlerhaus Bremen)
28 May 2015, 7 p.m., Bremen Talk with Dr. phil. Josch Hoenes
18 June 2015, 7 p.m., Köln Nervous Tissue Lecture by Dr. Marie-Luise Angerer (Professorin für Medien- und Kulturwissenschaften at tha Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln)
21 June 2015, 12 p.m., Bremen Guided tour of Christian Helwing's exhibition at Gerhard-Marcks-Haus (former studio holder at the Künstlerhaus) and Sidsel Meineche Hansen's.
The exhibition is supported by: